This is the first time I saw it happened just right in front of me. I went to BDC Everrise to window shop with my family on new year’s eve afternoon. Everrise was having a One Day Boom Sales and there were lots of people. Everyone seemed to be buying trolley of trolley of groceries.
I was standing at the cold storage department, then a staff carried a box of 5kg Neptune cooking oil which they were selling at a very low price at RM10.40, while stock last.
Suddenly, a big sized uncle came and ambushed the box from behind. The box fell to floor. Next moment, there were a whole lot more of aunties scrambled towards him. Goosshhhâ€¦ They were wrestling among each other to grab the cooking oil!! Everyone was trying to grab as many as they could. One aunty tried to push another aunty away; another tried to grab one and slipped off from her hand so the other aunty quickly grabbed it. It was really crazy. The aunties and that uncle were just like hungry animals fighting for food! Seeing their faces and their actions were enough to scare the hell out of you. So aggressive! Worst still, it happened at the aisle where the glass bottles of sauces are placed.
Many people were stunned seeing everything unfold in front of them. We all shook our heads and some even whispered to each other that those people were out of control. I was stunned too until I forgot to take out my camera *LOL* else youâ€™ll see who they are. Who knows they are your parents or your relatives.
Phewâ€¦ Luckily my parents arenâ€™t people like that. Iâ€™m really embarrassed if they are. So uncles and aunties, if you are like that, thatâ€™s one of the reasons your teenagers donâ€™t like to follow you to any of your shopping trip.
We only spend on what we need instead of buying in bulk to keep stock. Groceries have expiry dates, there is no point to buy so many when you canâ€™t even finish them before they expire. I know many people that stock up a lot when there are Sales going on. At the end, the stuffs they bought were all thrown away. What a waste!
This is not the way to save money. Itâ€™s just a waste of money. Itâ€™s only a gimmick for the supermarkets to clear off their stocks. If you are sure that you can finish them in time then go ahead, if you just have this mentality of buying more to save more then itâ€™s just so wrong. Sales are all year round, even supermarkets are having sales every week. So what are you worrying about? Be a smart shopper not the stupid one. Donâ€™t buy something because itâ€™s cheap but buy something because you need it! Get it? Iâ€™m sure you are smart enough. If you donâ€™t understand then I can call you â€œSTUPIDâ€!